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Scientist and 2021 URA Early Career Award winner stands at a chalkboard working on equations.

Fermilab’s Pedro Machado has won the 2021 Universities Research Association Early Career Award for his theoretical work on neutrino science that helps experimentalists with novel search strategies and scientific questions worth exploring.

The annual Universities Research Association Thesis Award recognizes outstanding work for a thesis conducted at or in collaboration with Fermilab. Zhang’s winning Ph.D. dissertation included insights into both physics searches and equipment upgrades at the Large Hadron Collider’s CMS detector. Fermilab serves as the U.S. hub for CMS.

Overview Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) makes an award for outstanding work conducted by an early career researcher at Fermilab or benefiting the Fermilab scientific program. The award is presented at the June Fermilab Users Meeting. Awardees receive $10,000 from URA and present their work at the Users Meeting. Eligibility All Ph.D. researchers at Fermilab or URA member institutions who are within six years of their initial appointment to a tenure-track or a Fermilab tenure-track equivalent position* as of the…

Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the annual URA Thesis Award competition. Nominations must be submitted to Chris Stoughton (stoughto@fnal.gov)  by Friday, March 20, and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. At least one letter should be from a member of the thesis committee of the PhD granting institution and, for work carried out in collaboration with Fermilab scientists, at least one of the letters should come from one of those…

DESCRIPTION Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) makes an award for outstanding work conducted by an early career researcher at Fermilab or benefiting the Fermilab scientific program. The award is presented during the annual Users Meeting held at Fermilab in June. ELIGIBILITY All Ph.D. researchers at Fermilab or URA member institutions, who are within six years of their initial appointment to a tenure-track or a Fermilab tenure-track equivalent position* as of the nomination deadline are eligible. Career breaks and time spent…

The Universities Research Association announces an opportunity for the spring 2020 award cycle under its Visiting Scholars Program. Proposals for this cycle are due Monday, Feb. 24, and awards are anticipated to be announced at the end of March. Individual proposals may be submitted by researchers who are faculty, postdocs or graduate students at URA member universities. Researchers are defined as graduate students, postdocs or faculty doing research in areas such as high-energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, engineering,…